“On an unseasonably warm day in late March, a quarter of a million postsecondary students and their supporters gathered in the streets of Montreal to protest against the Liberal government’s plan to raise tuition fees by 75% over five years. As the crowd marched in seemingly endless waves from Place du Canada, dotted with the carrés rouges, or red squares, that have become the symbol of the Quebec student movement, it was plainly obvious that this demonstration was the largest in Quebec’s, and perhaps Canadian, history.
[…] So, why haven’t you heard about this yet?”
To my American (and Rest of Canada) Tumblr friends who pay huge amounts of money and are being forced into untenable debt loads: read this great article about the ongoing student strike in Quebec. As the next generation of thinkers, artists, workers, etc. we do NOT have to accept the neo-liberal austerity measures currently being shoved down our throats from our wealthy and corrupt classes. Education should be a right; not a commodity! Learn about this movement and spread your knowledge and strategies of resistance to your own campuses/cities.
I just read today that something like 50%+ of degreed 20 somethings are unemployed or underemployed in America, with like $25,000 being the average student loan debt (though I don’t think I know anyone with that little of debt).
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